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No Foreign Exchange Act Action for Disclosure Under Black Money Window: RBI

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India today said no action under FEMA will be taken against declarations under one-time black money compliance window, which ends today. In a communication to banks, the Reserve Bank said: “No proceedings shall lie under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA) against the declarant with respect to an […]

Ravi Shankar Prasad lashes out at Congress, says call drops a legacy of previous govt

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Seeking to turn tables on Congress over the call drops issue, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said this problem is a legacy of the last government and he is clearing thew “mess” left by them. He also said that Congress must be asked why state-owned BSNL and MTNL turned loss-making entities during the […]

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Total telephone subscriber base rises to 100.93 crore in July

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Total telephone subscriber base in the country rose marginally to reach 100.93 crore at the end of June with mobile services continuing to dominate growth in the sector, telecom regulator Trai said on Wednesday. “The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 100.69 crore at the end of June 2015 to 100.93 crore at […]

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Uttar Pradesh govt announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to victim Mohammad Akhlaq’s family

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Lucknow(PTI): An ex-gratia compensation of Rs 10 lakh was on Wednesday announced by the UP government to the kin of a 50-year-old man, who was allegedly lynched by a mob following rumours that his family was involved in the slaughter of a cow in Dadri area of Gautam Buddha Nagar district. Chief Minister Akhilseh Yadav […]

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Hardik Patel to expand movement across nation, to demand community’s land back from govt

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New Delhi(PTI): Hardik Patel, leader of the Patel agitation in Gujarat, on Wednesday announced plans to expand his movement across the country and began by batting for Gujjars in Delhi with a demand for return of their land acquired for various purposes. Patel said his Akhil Bhartiya Patel Navnirman Sena (ABPNS), an umbrella organisation of […]

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Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma blames ‘misunderstanding’ for killing of man for ‘eating beef’

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New Delhi(PTI): Terming as “painful” the killing of a Muslim in Dadri town by a mob following rumours of his family’s involvement in cow slaughter, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday said the incident happened due to “misunderstanding” and trashed suggestions that it was done to polarise the village ahead of panchayat polls. Sharma, Minister […]

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Central government must give maximum power to the states, says Kejriwal

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Delhi(PTI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the separation of powers between the central government and state governments is very important, and the former must encourage and activate complete decentralisation of responsibilities and give maximum power to the states. “The separation of powers is very much clear under the Constitution. Interfering into […]

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Government to join Cairn Energy tax arbitration; to appoint arbitrator soon

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New Delhi(PTI): The government has decided to join the arbitration initiated by British oil explorer Cairn Energy plc over a Rs 10,247 crore tax demand and will soon appoint its arbitrator. This follows Cairn, which had on March 10 slapped an arbitration notice against the tax being raised on a 2006 internal business reorganisation, moving […]

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Probe against ex CBI chief Ranjit Sinha: Supreme Court appointed team seeks visitors diary copy

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New Delhi(PTI0: The apex court-appointed probe team led by ex-CBI Special Director M L Sharma on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a copy of original visitors’ diary having names of persons who had visited the official residence of Ranjit Sinha, the then Director of CBI. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur, […]

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‘Besties’ Kajol and Manish Malhotra drifting apart?

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Karachi: Kajol and her designer friend Manish Malhotra are reportedly drifting apart as he has stopped designing clothes for the actress due to her ‘let me style myself’ attitude. Sources have revealed that the 41-year-old actress chose to style herself instead of heeding the designer’s recommendations for her upcoming movie ‘Dilwale’, reports the Dawn. The […]

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